Outfit Ideas

Outfit Ideas: What To Wear For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is not just about finding the perfect gift for that special someone. It’s also another excuse for us to get all dressed up! Whether you’re heading out for date night, kicking it with your girls or keeping it solo, the right outfit can make a difference. 

Get style inspired with three simple looks you can steal for your night out. Plus shop each look!



Date Night
  

Pale pinks, dusty pinks and blush tones have always been a favourite of mines. For me I consider them to be neutrals. This blush tone dress is perfect for the gals who are not so into a bright pink or red for Valentine’s Day and likes to keep it simple and low key. Show that special someone that you made an effort but you didn’t go over-the-top. This cute dress rests just above your knee and has very thin shoulder straps. From a far it would look invisible, bringing a focus to your shoulders and elongating your neck as well. This is a great way to show off some cleavage in the most unexpected places. Not just for the small chested ladies, but for any woman, just to wear something different from the obvious. Spray your favourite scent behind your ears, in your hair, on your neck and shoulders, then go!
  
Nelly Cami Strap Bodycon
  
 Monki Danni Coat

  
Guess Sophia Quilted Clutch
  
Tamara Mellon Horizon Suede Sandal

  
Mac Lady Danger Lipstick

Ladies Night

  
Some single ladies prefer to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their girls. It’s a great time to get some girl time in and just to celebrate being you. Forget about all the pressure of having a Valentine and enjoy the company of your girls over drinks and good food. With good music too of course! When you’re with your girls comfort is key because you just never know what the night will bring. I didn’t want this look to be too dressed down so I added some dusty pink clear heel ankle boots to kick it up a notch. Lastly, I added a brown lip which is super popular right now for some nineties vibe. When I think of a brown lip nineties girl group immediately comes to mind. It’s a perfect choice for a ladies night out or in. 

  
Beautiful Halo High Neck Plain Turn Up Cuff Thick Longling Sweater

  
Abercrombie & Fitch Boyfriend Jeans

  
Acne Studios Leather Biker Jacket

  

Very Metal Trim Trilby

  
Ego Chloe Ankle Boots

  
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Solo Night

  
I’m actually obsessed with this look. Gotta give a high five to all my ladies out there celebrating Valentine’s Day solo. Just know that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with kicking it solo tonight. Catch a movie, take yourself shopping or go to your favourite restaurant for brunch. When you look good you feel good, so do your hair, do your makeup and put some fur on!

  
Mango Long Knit Jumper

  
Mango Skinny Elektra Jeans
  
Pam & Gela Mongolian Faux Fur Coat

    
  
Puma Creepers by Rihanna 

  
  
Chloé Drew Leather Crossbody
  
L’Oreal Riche Lipstick Naomi

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Rock Your Turtleneck Bodysuit 5x

Let’s face it, most of us cannot afford to wear something different everyday. Even if you can, it’s totally okay to rock and repeat items in your closet. Afterall, the most stylish people are great at repeating the same items in unique and fun ways. I find it’s especially common in the more colder months to repeat items a couple days in a row. You are layering basic pieces under your coat so repeating the same turtleneck a couple times per week is no biggie. Turtlenecks are one of my favourite items of the moment, so it’s only right I created some looks for you to steal. Get style inspired and see five looks you can try to wear your black turtleneck bodysuit fives days in a row.

 

 

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KICKIN’ IT

 

 

 

 

THE COOL CHICK

 

 

 

 

 

THAT 70S GIRL

 

Midi Skirt Moment

Happy Friday!

Having a midi skirt moment and it feels so good! Much like the bodysuit trend (now a basic piece for me) the midi skirt is becoming a new basic piece i’m stocking up on. Yes I know everyone is wearing it after Kim K popularized it, but my style mantra if you try a trend and if it works for you, get it in every colour. Don’t let that mentality about not wanting to wear what everyone else is wearing discourage you. It’s all about having the confidence and not worry so much about what someone else is doing or wearing. My only pet peeve with this piece is that because the material is usually cotton, you will be pulling it down quite often. Queue double-sided tape to the rescue, to keep that hem down! I only started using double-sided tape a few days ago and I must say it is a fashion life saver.

From my previous post I mentioned that I’m obsessing over neutrals and I’ve pretty much got it down right on how to match them. Here I’m wearing a combination of nude, gray and black. I paired my midi skirt with a turtleneck bodysuit from Sirens Fashion. My ankle booties are from Spring and the gray waterfall collarless coat is from Forever 21. I purchased the coat this past Spring, but I don’t see it in stores anymore. Not to worry, I found  a similar style below from Missguided below. This a simple look I would wear to the office or even to an event. I would most definitely switch to some pumps for the office and some strappy heels for the night.

Hope this look gets you style inspired for the weekend. Also shop the look below.

 

 

  Photography by Shantel Rousseau

 Similar, Long Sleeve Turtleneck Bodysuit

Forever 21 Heather Pencil Skirt

 

Similar, Missguided Belted Waterfall Coat

 

Similar, Aldo Pointed Toe Ankle Booties 

Neutrals Are Always A Good Idea

Happy Friday!

 

My obsession with neutrals has quickly grown and it probably won’t stop anytime soon. This got me thinking about my own personal style a bit more. As much as I may follow certain rules (that I share with you guys) to help guide me with figuring out your own personal, I realize I‘m that person who cannot just sum up my personal style in a few words. My style is not strictly sporty street wear, classic glam, minimalist, rocker chic etc. I usually get dressed based on my mood, whether I just bought something new, the occasion etc. For me I wouldn’t be true to me if I stuck with just one way of dressing. That’s why you may see one month I’m into an all black theme, another month I’m into street wear, then another I’m doing the classic minimalist looks. I like to switch it up and be a chameleon when it comes to fashion and the older I get I try not to take it too serious restricting myself to one way of dressing. However, I do have certain key pieces I have in multiple colours and style that I know works for me and my body type. These are the pieces that help build my wardrobe and are the backbone for my personal style.

 

This week I’m matching neutrals, wearing camel, white, gray and nude. Remember when colour blocking was a thing? The colour blocking rule was matching colours sitting directly across from each other on the colour wheel (see below). Even though I think that all neutrals match well together, I thought I would create a neutral colour wheel below. This is just a cheat sheet to help you match your neutrals together, by pairing colours directly across from each other on the wheel. For example you can pair camel and khaki which are two colours sitting directly across from each other on my colour wheel below. I took my look a bit further by pairing four of the colours on the left side of the wheel. My tip: if you want to wear multiple neutrals, go for it because almost any neutral colour can be paired together.

 

 

Neutral Colour Wheel

 

Colour Wheel                               

 

My coat is from H&M and it was just one of those right place at the right time kind of moments because it was on sale for just forty bucks. I saw it and tried it on, but I then left the store without it. Within minutes I returned to make my purchase. I just couldn’t stop thinking about it and how I’m going to miss out on a good buy. My long-sleeved cotton top is form Sirens Fashion and my gray mini skirt is from Forever 21. These gladiators heels I’ve only worn twice before and this was two summers ago. Even though I don’t wear them a lot, they are a great go-to gladiator heels whenever I want to add some dramatic effect to an outfit. This nude style is currently not in stock, but they do have it in black as well over at Lola Shoetique.

Hope you get style inspired to change things up from time to time. Also let me know if this neutral colour wheel helps.

 

 

 

Photography by Shantel Rousseau

 

Similar, H&M Pile Coat


Similar, Missguided Jersey Long Sleeve Bodysuit

 

Forever 21 Marled Mini Skirt

 

Lola Shoetique Robyn Gladiator Heels

Black and White Makes Everything Right!

 

 

 

Photography by Shantel Rousseau 

Happy Friday!
If I had to choose a pairing to wear for the rest of my life, it definitely would be black and white. This also includes home decor, but that’s another blog story. Black and white just makes everything look so chic and so right. It’s easy, simple, sophisticated and still effective. It can look a bit serious at times, but I like to think of it as a more mature way of styling and decorating. Pretty much everytime I come across an item I always check to see if they have it in black or white or both. If they do, you bet I’m buying it in both colours. My must-have items to buy in both black and white are:

1. Tops: V-neck t-shirts; turtlenecks, silk blouses; crewneck long sleeve tops; tank tops, blazers, sweaters.

2. Bottoms: Skinny jeans, mini skirts; jeans shorts.

3. Shoes: Sneakers; pumps, sandal heels; sandal flats.

Style Tip-If you have no clue on how to define your own personal style, I suggest to start out choosing black and white pieces. Then slowly incorporate some colour if colour is your jam. I started out styling this look as all black, but instead of colour I used this black and white brick print cardigan from Forever 21 as my ‘pop of colour’. For me, wearing a black and white print or pattern can be used to elevate an all black look. I think of it as my statement piece like I would a necklace or watch. My turtleneck and jeans (DIY knee rips) are from Sirens Fashion. My ankle boots are from Topshop and I added the gold chain in front to resemble the Givenchy ankle boots. I topped off my look with my go-to wide brim hat from Forever 21.

Get style inspired and shop this look below!
 

 

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Similar, Missguided Long Sleeve Turtleneck Bodysuit

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Similar, Boohoo Claire Shawl Collar Aztec Cardigan

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Topshop MOTO Black Ripped Jamie Jeans

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Forever 21 Wide Brim Hat

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Similar, Forever 21Chained Faux Leather Booties

Sequin x Leather

  

  
Photography by Shantel Rousseau

Happy Friday!
 

Who says you can’t wear sequins during the day! Well, growing up we were all told to save those ‘special’ pieces for only ‘special occasions’. You know, your birthday, a wedding, Christmas party, New Years Eve etc. In the last couple of years I’ve had to ask myself why am I saving these special pieces for just a one-time wear. My motto now is ‘if you’ve got it, wear it!’ I mean why have items sitting there collecting dust when you purchased it to wear it. I sure was guilty of this because I’ve actually had this blazer for a while now, but only worn it a couple of times. It’s a great stand-alone piece that I can also just throw on with a t-shirt and jeans, no accessories needed. For cocktail hour I can also throw it over a fitted mini dress and go! If you’re not a heels gal and you have a lot of walking to do during your day, I suggest switching the heels in for some white sneakers instead. I’m also wearing my bodysuit of the moment from Missguided with leather pants from Forever 21. The bag I purchased from Value Village years ago, but it’s nice to see that this style is coming around again and in stores now. Get style inspired and shop the look below!

 

 

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Similar, Free People Sequin Blazer

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Missguided Sleeveless Bodysuit

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Forever 21 Faux Leather Pants

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Similar, ASOS HINT Heeled Sandals

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Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Crossbody Bag

Black Lips

Happy Friday!

Repeat after me, black is a happy colour! This is a simple go to look I love to wear – tank top and skinnies. The black lips were actually a last minute idea. I bought this lipstick a few years back for halloween and thought I haven’t worn it in a while so why not! In the past I was a little bit hesitant on wearing high waisted jeans because I always thought they were meant for a more curvier figure. Now, they’re one of my absolute favourites. I got past that whole looking in the mirror and second guessing wearing them because I have no hips. You know when you try something on and instead of loving it for how it looks on you, you tend to think of how it looks on the person you first saw it on and expect it to look the exact same on you. Yeah so unrealistic and unnecessary comparisons. I think all of us women go through that sometimes. But once you learn to get past all of that, you kind of feel untouchable. Curves or no curves, I think high waisted skinnies makes a girl feel sexy. Get style inspired and shop this look below. 

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Jersey Tank

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Super Skinny High Jegging

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Studded Strappy Sandals

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Siena Tote Bag

Style Crushes Of The Week! – September 6th 2015

See the round up of my picks for best dressed celebrities on and off the red carpet last week. Also shop a more affordable version of each look.

 

 

1. Freida Pinto in Vince Camuto top and bottom

Rocking a red pout, Frieda was seen leaving the A List 15th Anniversary party in a super comfy shorts set. She continued the casual look with black sneakers. The best part about this look is how affordable it it. Shop this exact look below plus a similar sneakers.

 

Dash-Eyelet Body Top

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Dash Eyelet Shorts

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Nike Air Huarache

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2. Camila Alves in Geroges Hobieka

 

 

Camila Alves spotted at the 2015 Couture Council Awards Luncheon. This is such a sexy and sophisticated jumpsuit, with the cutouts in just the right places. I love the high neckline to help balance this look because of the lengthy hemline. Camila kept her accessories to a minimum and finished the look with a sleek bun. Shop the look for less below.

Nasty Gal Chulo Jumpsuit

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3. Olivia Culpo in Public School

 

Olivia Culpo striked a pose front row at the Public School SS16 fashion show in New York City. The beauty queen is wearing a classic black and white combo of buttoned up blouse, black trousers and barely there heels.

Nasty Gal Mademoiselle Pussy Bow Blouse

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Zara Loose Fit Trousers

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Aldo Sandal Heels

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4. Ciara in Fausto Puglisi

 

Ciara spotted arriving at the ABC studios for her performance on The View. This is a pretty daring look as the star decided to go braless. What I love about this look is that the thigh high boots fell right under the pleated skilt style skirt, keeping the rest of her body covered up. When it comes to style, it’s all about balance and Ciara always does this well.

Vince Camuto Solid Pointelle Mesh Crewneck Sweater

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Nasty Gal Asymmetrical Skirt

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Nasty Gal Thigh High Stiletto Boots

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Midriff Moment

 
  
  
  
  

  
 

  
  

  

 

  
Happy Friday!

I absolutely love a good ripped jeans, and these babies are no different. These are actually boyfriend jeans that I pulled up to make into a high waisted style (pinned in the back). Ripped jeans is a must in my wardrobe because they are supper comfortable, versatile and quick to style. And what goes better with a high waist than a crop top. Style tip: The best way to dress up your crop top is to make sure that the bottom covers your navel. I added the blazer to give the look some sophistication and structure. If you were wearing this look during day, sneakers would make the perfect pair. But in this case, I went for a look for the night so I paired it with heels instead. To finish the look I topped it off with a wide brim hat. If you are just figuring out your style, I suggest getting one of these. It is probably the single piece of item in your wardrobe that will instantly make you look style savvy. Get style inspired and shop the look below!

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Forever 21 Wide-Brim Wool hat

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American Apparel Cotton Spandex Crop Tank

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Oversized Open Front Blazer

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Forever 21 Distressed Boyfriend Jeans

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Faux Septum Ring

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Aldo Sandal Heels

10 Must-Have Fall Essentials

 

 

With Fall just around the corner and with just a couple more weeks left of Summer, it’s time to get our wardrobe ready for the season. I personally don’t pack away my clothes every season because I like to see all my clothing all year round. It also allows you to have an open mind when it comes to dressing, you don’t restrict yourself because of the season. I just do some rearranging, putting Fall items closer in reach. My favourite part about Fall is the colour palette, you can mix and match almost all neutrals and it looks great! Sounds easy right! Okay not so much. A good rule of thumb is to choose two colours you want to wear and layer on different tones and textures of those two colours. Another good trick is to match the colour of your coat with the colour your shoes or bag. A third trick, similar to my first one above, but taken to the next level. Create a monochrome palette. A mono what! It sounds a lot more complicated than it really is. It’s just simply taking one colour and wearing it in your entire look (black is the easiest to pull off). Choosing different tones and textures of that one colour. With that said, see the ten must have pieces to have in your wardrobe this Fall plus some style inspirations for good measures.

 

 

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  1. Wool Coat

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Bea Faux Leather Detail Long Coat

2. Patterned Cardigan

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Jacquard-knit Cardigan

3. Leather Biker Jacket

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Biker Leather Jacket

4. White Jersey Tee

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Wide Jersey Tee

5. High Waisted Skinnies

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MOTO Zip Ankle Jeans

6. Nude Ankle Booties

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Cole Haan Abbot Suede Booties

7. Wide/Short Brim Hat

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Felt Short Brim With Hat Bar

8. Black Tote Bag

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Chic Solid Black Zipper Closure Tote

9. Lux Scarf

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Lux City Scarf

10. Red Pout

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Red Lipstick in Lady Danger